EX CATHEDRA | Individual giving - Host of Angels

We are delighted to see audiences getting back to ‘normal’ at our concerts so far in 2023. The period prior to that was extremely challenging and we have suffered a significant shortfall in the last financial year. This has depleted our reserves and headroom with which to plan for 2023-24 and beyond.

Without the support of all the donors listed below, we would not be able to present the programme that we are excited to share with you next season.

Even with this support, our 2023-24 budget requires us to raise an additional £35,000 – so if you can help by becoming and Angel, by increasing your support, or by contributing whatever you can, we would be extremely grateful.

Please help us keep world-class choral singing alive and thriving in the Midlands. Thank you!

Silvia and I hugely enjoyed the [Beethoven’s Funeral & Mozart’s Requiem] concert yesterday at Symphony Hall. It was magnificent. I would go again tomorrow if it were possible. It makes us proud to be Guardian Angels.” (Colm Maguire)

Be an Angel – from £75 per person per year, or just £6.25 per month

Angels receive:

  • Invitations to selected open rehearsals through the season
  • Invitations to events throughout the year, including a season launch event in the Spring, Christmas drinks and nibbles hosted by the Artistic Director, and annual dinner (annual dinner is at additional cost)
  • Bi-annual newsletter
  • Credit on Ex Cathedra’s website and in programmes
  • Priority booking

Be a Guardian Angel – from £250 per person per year

Guardian Angels receive:

  • All of the benefits Angels receive plus…
  • Invitations to experience Ex Cathedra’s education activities

Be an Archangel – from £650 per person per year

Archangels receive:

  • All of the benefits Guardian Angels receive plus…
  • Invitations to Ex Cathedra pre-concert drinks receptions taking place at Town Hall & Symphony Hall

Be a Throne – from £1,500 per person per year

Thrones receive:

  • All of the benefits Archangels receive plus…
  • The opportunity to attend recording sessions, subject to recordings taking place in the year

Be a Seraphim – from £3,000 per person per year

Seraphims receive:

  • All of the benefits Thrones receive plus…
  • Opportunities to meet composers commissioned during the year either before/after rehearsals or before/after concerts, subject to their availability

To support us, you can:

  • Donate online through the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). You can choose between a one-off donation or a regular donation by Direct Debit.
  • Complete and return this donation form to Ex Cathedra. You can download the form, complete it electronically and email it to info@excathedra.co.uk or post it to the CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham B1 2LF.

Please Gift Aid your donation if you can, it enables us to claim an additional 25p per £1 you donate.

If you would like to discuss how you can support Ex Cathedra, please contact Julie Watson, Grants & Individual Giving Manager.

BE AN ANGEL – thank you!

We would like to thank all of our current Angels:

1 Anonymous Seraphim
Geoffrey M Cobley
GMC Trust
Graham & Vivien Mackenzie
Peter Phillips
Dr WH & Dr Jill Robinson
John Sawkill
John & Georgia Wren

Dawson family in memory of David Dawson
Bob & Sandy Marchant
John Osborn
Peter Trethewey

4 Anonymous Archangels
Geoffrey & Margaret Batten
Isabel Churcher and Peter White
Declan Costello
Donald Hamilton
Phil & Rebecca Ledgard
Amy & Adam Maclean
Alison Perrier-Burgess
Mrs Katy Rami
Mr Matthew Reeve
Mr P Scurlock
The Soffe Family
Jeremy Stoke
Phyllida Stoke
Roger & Jan Thornhill in memory of their daughter Anna
Stephen Tilsley & Vivien Thickett
Paula Whitehouse

Guardian Angels
3 Anonymous Guardian Angels
Jane Arthur
Robert Asher
Kiaran Asthana
Peter & Kathy Baldwin
Ruth & Jeremy Burrows
Jan Chambers
Tony Cooper & Judith Smith
Alan Cotgreave
David Foster
Mr & Mrs Nick Friend
Pip Gardener
Bill Good
Barry Gregson-Allcott
John Hemming & Emily Cox
Julia Hardie
Mr Kenneth Hoffman
Ingrid Maria Jacoby
Sophie Kernthaler
Mr Brian King
Mrs Helen King
Pauline Lowe
Bob & Shirley Mackinnon
Silvia & Colm Maguire
Patrick & Tricia McDermott
Hugh McMichael
Professor John Pymm
Ian Richards
Mr Arnold Steeds
Lyn Stephenson
Andy Street
Jane & Phil Taylor
John Tesh
Christina Timms
Ed Trethewey
Martin & Sandy Whittle
Miss Alethea Wilson
Percy Young, remembered

15 Anonymous Angels
C M Abbott
Elizabeth Al-Khalifa
Margaret Anderson
Revd Elizabeth Angell
Marianne Ayling
Peter Bailey & Rodney Clark
Carole Baker
Christopher and Julia Barron
Jane Baxter
Peter Baxter
Mr David Brindley
Gemma Bristow
Susan Brock
Alison Burnett
Mr Paul Cann
Pamela Carter
Matthew in memory of Simon David Chadwick
Baz & Ula Chapman
Richard Cleaver
Heather & John Clemson
Sara Clymo
Roger Cope
David & Marlene Coppage
Amanda Cowan
Celia Cox
Ned Douglas
Marion Dredge
John Eden
Clare Edwards
Richard Evans
Julia Fagan-King
Mike Fox
Sylvia Fox
Mrs Fiona Fyshe
Dr Roger & Mrs Pam Gadsby
Mr Ted Gadsby
Mr William Gee
Alan George
Judith Gibson
Mr Richard Green
Mr Mark Griffiths
Paul & Anne Hale
Andrew & Susan Hamilton-Smith
Ms Carol Hindley
Helen Hoggarth
Claire Hollocks
Juliet Irwin
Tony Jackson
Walter & Linda Jennings
Roxanne & Simon Johnson
David & Ann Jones
Howard Jones
Catherine Khorshidian in memory of Miss D H Watts
Gemma King
Roger Lawrence
Alexander & Ann Lingas
Rebecca Lloyd
Valerie Malley
Elizabeth Marcus
Sheila McGuirk
Andrew Mclintock
Gill & John McLorinan
Elizabeth Morley
Revd Carol Murray
Isobel Nicholls
Janet Norris
Robert & Angela Orme
Richard Osborne
Ros Oswald
Andrew Payne
Crystal Pearce
Patricia Poynton
Ian Privett
Niky Rathbone
Michael & Lesley Rayner
Susan Reeve
Peter & Avril Riddell
Alastair & Caroline Rimmer
Mr Roger Rivett
Anne Roussel
Peter Sargent
Shirley Scott
Phyllida Shaw
Sue & Fiona Sim in memory of Doug Sim
Hazel Smith
Myriam Smith
Andrew Stubbs
Derek and Shân Taylor
Roger Terry
Dr Kate Thatcher
Rosamund Thorpe
David Tomlinson
Liz Trethewey
Ruth Turner
Sushil Velu
Derek, Sarah & David in memory of Margaret Waddington
Julie Watson in memory of Percy Evans
Ryszard and Krystyna Weber
Elisabeth Wellings
Leonard K. Wellings
Lisa Mary White
Margaret Whitlock
Mrs M R Willetts
Gary Williams
Stephen Wise
Helen & Peter Woodall
Drs Richard & Rosie Wynne
John Yarnall
Norman Yeowell

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